I thought I'd come back with my first Photobooth Friday contribution. Me and my friend Amy at the Matador here in Portland. I think this fits the challenge this month, fools in the booth.
Well here I am. I am such a bad updater.
SO busy lately. Always busy. Especially the past two months. Luckily, I have been partially accomplishing some goals. I have been making friends, very good friends (see above) and they are a vital part of why I'm busy. The husband and I have been doing very well not eating out and cooking more. We still get lazy with Trader Joe's (it's difficult to resist), but at least we're eating at home and know what we're consuming. We go out for brunch once a week, but eat in every other day. My cousin David got married a few weeks ago and I took a much needed vacation back to Chicago. It was lovely to be back in what I still consider my home. It just felt effortless, which has unfortunately left me with some things to think about. I love Portland, I do, but history makes a home in a lot of ways for me. So I'll give it time. It was good to be back, though. I really miss it. Project-wise I've been on quite a sewing bender. Drafting some pieces from Pattern Magic Vol. 2. Seriously thinking of starting a quilt/duvet cover hybrid. Gardening is about to start full-time for us. We have a ton of yard, both back and front and some landscaping is in order. Right now we are "those people" who haven't even mowed their lawn yet. I just want to yell down the street, "We ordered our lawnmower from Costco and it hasn't arrived yet!!! We've never owned a house before!!! We didn't have one!! Give us a break, people!" That would absolutely make me the crazy neighbor, so I can't. But I want to. So maybe I am.
Things I have NOT done: the great "finish my unfinished objects" plan. Haven't even looked at knitting since I said it. A scarf, Clapotis (which I realized has about 14 too many increases and that's why it's taking me forever), a sweater, three (different) socks that are about 2" from completion, a lace shawl, and the second of a very cool pair of mitts. I made a ton of modifications to the latter and lost my notes. I am such an unmotivated knitter right now. Oh well. It always comes back to me.
I WILL update soon. Projects underway!